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Bloody London (Artie Cohen #3)

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
As New York basks in a fine Indian summer, no one notices the feral teenagers in Central Park, or the homeless living by the river. Certainly no-one connects them to the Russian gangsters buying into respectability on the East Side, or to the dead Englishman in the swimming pool...

Thomas Pascoe, a super-rich, elderly investment banker, is found gorily murdered on the day h
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 6th 2006 by Arrow (first published January 1st 1999)
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Dec 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
There's a reason so many of the pull quotes on the back covers of Nadelson's books mention Raymond Chandler -- she's got his amazing sense of the internal life of her characters, and writes desire and hopelessness and inevitably almost as well as he did. The best thing about her, though, is that she does all that without a single overt reference, or attempt at aping Chandler's style. She's just good.

[I'm burning through this series, and Bloody London is the high point so far -- finally, the plot
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read in this series. I really enjoyed it. I think that Nadelson is very good at writing dialogue in the way that Dennis Lehane is. I liked the Artie character, and I enjoyed the story. I thought it was suspenseful. I thought the Frankie character was intriguing. I thought the London real estate info was interesting. The only thing I can't figure, is it would seem to me, that if something begins to take on an air of terrorism, it seems to me if would be a matter for MI ...more
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was ok
Still reading. Just started last night. I think I have, courtesy of NYTimes review, stumbled upon a new (to me) fabulous mystery series. a) its set in New York City b) the hero, Archie Cohen is tough and fabulous and c) the writing style is Raymond Chandler-esque. I think I'm set for a bit on what to read next. THANK GOD!

Finished. Eh. Not that great. I sort of lost track of who was who, and oddly enough for a mystery thriller kept falling asleep while reading. I would say it was ALMOST good.
David Wyatt
Jul 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
Rarely do I start reading a book that I am unable to finish, however Reggie Nadelson's "Bloody London" was just a book. I like the general premise of the plot, I liked the direction that it was heading. However I could not become engulfed with the book because the dialogue was so scrambled to me. I was unable to get a clear picture of any of the characters or the surroundings.

I tend to avoid dialogue heavy, lack of narrative books. I'm sure that if you are the opposite you may enjoy this work.
Sep 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I really like Nadelson. She's so good at that hard-boiled thing. I love the atmoshpere in the Russian neighbourhoods her characters frequent. I love the characters too, though I'm having second thoughts about Artie after this one. His girlfriend goes on a trip without asking for his permission so he sleeps with other women? Oh come on. I liked the parts that are set in NYC, but kind of drifted off for the London parts. There's too much going on. Disappointing.
Dec 27, 2009 rated it liked it
nice enough, i couldn't find the first couple in my library, but this was a decent introduction to the Cohen series. I'll definitely look for more.
Nov 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery

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Reggie Nadelson is a New Yorker who also makes her home in London. She is a journalist and documentary film-maker. She is the author of the critically acclaimed series featuring Artie Cohen, Moscow-born New Yorker and the first great post-Cold War cop.

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